$50 can change your view of the world
Drones aren’t allowed in the park at Antelope Island…and that is a shame. There are so many beautiful animals to see and photograph. Bison, a range of bird species and humans riding their horses.
But the causeway leading out to the park is a long stretch of 2 lane highway consisting of long straights and a slow bend to the left while driving west…does allow UAS operation.
The causeway is flanked by water (sometimes) and if you get out far enough, you can see birds standing in super clear water that is just a few inches deep. This makes for great shots on wind-less days with blue skies containing clouds. Being able to catch the reflection of the sky in the water until you find a gimbal angle that alloweds you to see the bottom of the lake make for beautiful transitions in drone videography.
The above video was one I shot last week, but two days ago I went back out to try and get a good straight-ahead, low altitude video into the sunset while in sport mode.
Understanding that pointing the camera directly into the sun can drown out the rest of the shot, I used a PL filter with an ND16 rating from Polar Pro. For $50 you can get a low-end set of Spark filters including a PL, ND8 and ND16.
In the last part of this video, I was using an ND16 and the result was spectacular:
Also published on Medium.